Wayne Shorter Collaboration
Beginning in 2007, we had the amazing opportunity to tour with the Wayne Shorter Quartet, featuring Brian Blade (drums), John Patitucci (bass), and Danilo Perez (piano) and Wayne Shorter (saxophones).
The various tours consisted of stops at some of the great jazz festivals of the world, including those in Montreal, Canada; Vienne & Paris, France; Copenhagen, Denmark ; Rotterdam, The Netherlands…just to name a few.
We were also honored to be apart of Wayne's 75th birthday celebrations with concerts at Carnegie Hall (NYC) and Disney Hall (LA) as well as his 80th birthday celebration at the Hollywood Bowl.
The genesis of this collaboration started with Wayne writing Terra Incognita, for us, which is the title track of an album released in 2011. Also, the collaboration led to the commissioning of Danilo Perez, through our Legacy Commissioning Project.
We are featured on the Wayne Shorter’s Quartet critically acclaimed release, Without A Net.
Performing with this icon remains one of the great musical and life experiences of our careers and we hope to again work with these wonderful artists.